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English verb: testify

1. testify (communication) give testimony in a court of law

ExamplesThey testify that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsattest, bear witness, take the stand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)declare

Narrower (hyponym)vouch

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. testify (communication) provide evidence for

SamplesThe blood test showed that he was the father.
Her behavior testified to her incompetence.

Synonymsbear witness, evidence, prove, show

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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